Chris Smith writes:
At our April meeting we first agreed the changes to the constitution, to fit with BHA’s partnership arrangements.
Then member Helen Taylor led us through the varying ideas of “Right to Object? Conscientious objection and religious conviction” by the Humanist Philosophers’ Group. It cannot have been easy to make the subject as clear, and even entertaining, as she did. The questions for discussion were a tremendous success, with no shortage of contributions from those around the table. Thanks were expressed to Helen for a very stimulating meeting.
Our next meeting, “Scientology, a Humanist Cult?” sounds… interesting… different… We will have to wait and see. The May meeting is at The Lantern, at 07-30 on Thursday 17 May. Visitors welcome.
Three of the group attended a “Train the Trainers” weekend, arranged by BHA at Conway Hall in London. SHG was certainly well represented. Apart from the considerable intrinsic value of the training, it was interesting to meet Humanists from around the country. Twenty Humanists meant twenty-one opinions, but a great deal of unanimity as well.